Commenting on the appointment, Mikael MÃ¤kinen, president of Kalmar’s parent company Cargotec, said: “Today’s Kalmar has been built under Christer Granskog’s time. Kalmar has been successfully transformed from a manufacturing company into a global customer- and services-oriented company with a strong assembly set-up. Through several acquisitions Kalmar has developed into a unified global business.
“I am extremely pleased to announce Pekka Vauramo as Christer’s successor. Pekka has a strong track record within Sandvik of growing a global business profitably. Many of the challenges in the global scale and customer needs are similar to what we want to further develop within Kalmar. I am confident that Pekka’s experience and skills will contribute markedly as we continue to build Kalmar into the undisputed market leader, providing the most productive solutions in order to help our customers respond to the increasing demands on cargo handling speed and efficiency.”
Mr Vauramo, who holds an MSc (Mining), has worked in various positions at Sandvik Mining and Construction (formerly Tamrock) since 1985 in Finland, the Far East and North America.